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CHSAA Colorado State Championships

Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins CO

Saturday, November 7, 2009

(rescheduled from Oct 31 due to snow)

Courtesy of onlineraceresults.com - Boys Results - Girls Results
Race Distance: 5K

US#4 Classical Academy, US#5 Ft. Collins girls win
Lakowske blazes a 17:28.87 in 5A girls, Fauble top boy with 15:24.22 in 4A

Boulder's Kelsey Lakowske ripped off a 17:28.87, easily the day's fastest girls time, while Wheat Ridge's Scott Fauble was fastest boy of the day with a 15:24.22 in 4A, and Kaitlin Hanenburg led The Classical Academy in 3A with her 18:16.71 clocking - Photos Chris Heiny

Team Champs:
  • Class 5A: Regis boys 116 over Cherokee Trail 189; Fort Collins girls 81 over Boulder 104.
  • Class 4A: Greeley West boys 189 over Cheyenne Mountain 209; Alamosa girls 129 over Thompson Valley 166.
  • Class 3A: The Classical Academy boys 64 over Faith Christian 83; The Classical Academy girls 15 over Estes Park 91.
  • Class 2A: Rocky Ford boys 28 over Nederland 33; Nederland girls 16 over Mancos 30.
5A Highlights
  • US #25 Walter Schafer of Cherry Creek successfully defends his title with a 15:50.04, holding off Arapahoe's Connor Winter (15:55.29) and Danny Nicolls of Regis (15:56.54). Nicolls leads his SW #5 Raiders to a convincing win, defeating Cherokee Trail  by 73 points. 
  • US #5/SW #2 Fort Collins places all five scorers in the top 30 to repeat as 5A State Champions. US #31/SW #6 Boulder stuck right with the Lambkins through the top four runners - both teams were tied through four - but couldn't pull off the upset. Pine Creek, however, pulled off the upset of the day, beating out US #43/SW #8 Highlands Ranch by 14 points to secure the bronze. US #8 Kelsey Lakowske dominates the Fossil Ridge course, flying to a 17:28.87, 50 seconds ahead of US #19 Eleanor Fulton.
4A Highlights
  • Wheat Ridge's Scott Fauble torches the field with a 15:24.22, finishing with the fastest time of the day by 19 seconds. David Perry of Niwot rallies in the second half of the race to finish second with a 15:53.22, two seconds ahead of Castle View's Chris Ganem. Greeley West leaves the 4A battlefield with the State Championship plaque, fending off a flurry of teams within reach, including Cheyenne Mountain (209 points) and Castle View (297).
  • Heavy favorite Allie Parks of Greeley Central outkicks Becky Schmitt of Thompson Valley to claim the individual title. Parks and Schmitt's strides were in synch for the second and third mile, until Parks pulled ahead at the three-mile mark, finishing with an 18:17.44. Schmitt finished two seconds behind at 18:19.09. In another tight team race, Alamosa ran away from Thompson Valley with the title, finishing 37 points ahead of the Eagles.
3A Highlights
  • Kaitlin Hanenburg leads US #4/SW #1 The Classical Academy to a resounding victory, placing five in the top ten to easily handle Estes Park. Hanenburg cruised to the individual title with an 18:16.71. Keeping pace was teammate Emily Lavalley, finishing only 12 seconds behind Hanenburg with an 18:28.91.
  • The Classical Academy once again completes the team sweep, with the boys knocking out Faith Christian by 19 points. Placing fourth overall with a 16:29.33, Josh Simkins was able to lead his battalion from Colorado Springs to another 3A State Championship. Ryan Poland of Denver Christian barrels his way to a 15:43.93, resulting in the second-fastest time of the day. Poland outdueled Brush's Amos Bowen, who finished second with a 16:02.33.

2A Highlights
  • Heavy favorite Nederland easily handles the 2A field, placing all three scoring runners in the top ten. With their third runner finishing 18th, Mancos was unable to seriously contend with Nederland, but settled in nicely at second, defeating Fountain Valley by 22 points. Erin Kelly of Crested Butte Community claimed the individual honors with an 18:41.45, beating Nederland harrier Kelley Robinson by 50 seconds.
  • Rocky Ford successfully defended their team title, drama not included. Last season, the Meloneers squeaked by Wiggins, 20-21. The margin was considerably larger over Nederland this season. Five points, to be exact. Telluride's Ty Williams tied up the individual crown with a 16:34.90, finishing 30 seconds ahead of Joel Villagomez of Center.

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